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Art Exhibition in Support of Cuban Five Opens at London Gallery

Lesbia Vent, Maruchi, Mirtha y Choco.

Lesbia Vent, Maruchi, Mirtha and Choco.


London, April 23: Beyond the Frame, an exhibition featuring contemporary Cuban art plus artworks by British and Irish artists with paintings and drawing by two of the Cuban Five, opened Monday April 23rd in the Gallery 27, Cork Street, London.

The launch of the exhibition was attended by several Cuban artists and the mother and sister of Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban Five whose works is on display in the gallery.

Antonio’s mother, Mirta Rodriguez, expressed the pride she feels for her son that his “humble” art work is being shown alongside the work of such internationally acclaimed artists.

The exhibition includes painting, drawing mixed media, prints and photographic all available for sale. All proceeds go the UK campaign for justice for the release of the Miami Five, five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in the US.

A programme of special events with talks by visiting Cuban artists Choco, Lesbia Vent Dumois and Gustavo Diaz Sosa will take place during the show in the London gallery.

Beyond the Frame, which presents fresh and diverse work by many of Cuba’s leading artists never before seen in Britain, will continue at Gallery 27 in London until April 28th and will also be shown at The Lighthouse Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland 7-13 May 2012.